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Jul 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
but we're watching to the west for maryland's most powerful radar. our showers and storms moving toward cumberland and making their way into baltimore and that will happen into the overnight. hazy and humid. you have a great looking evening in the city. across maryland, annapolis, the central part of the state, again late tonight the showers and storms arrive. we'll talk about that and break down the weekend in just minutes. kelly. >> thank you. >>> in other news tonight, police in anne arundel county say teenage girls became prey for one registered sex offender. tonight they are all safe but abc 2 news don harrison reports on how the suspect brought the girls to his home and why this should serve as a warning for every parent. >> reporter: this is the house where james mason iii was arrested early thursday morning in the 1500 block of st. margarets road. mason was charged with several counts, including second-degree rape, perverted practices and contributing to a minor. mason is registered as a violent sex offender with the state of maryland. mason went to dundalk to pick up the girls
NBC
Jul 21, 2010 5:30am EDT
unusual. >> a fast decision by maryland's court of appeals. the court ruled that voters should have the final say on whether slots be launched at anne arundel mall. >> the court decides approximately 170 cases a year and most of those cases take an average of about five or six months. >> the court was pressured to decide the case quickly because time was running out to add this to the referendum. cordish wants to open up a casino with slots. >> for the state of maryland, it will mean $500 million a year and about $35 million a year for anne arundel county. >> some believe the decision projects the citizen's right to affect decisions. >> the casino does not belong in a family-friendly mall. the people have a right to appeal. that is what we did. >> in doing so, it has made another organization quite happy. the maryland jockey club. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the body of a swimmer who disappeared on sunday has been recovered. justin oliver was found yesterday. he was trying to swim 50 yards back to shore when he went under. officials want to remind everyo
ABC
Jul 19, 2010 6:00pm EDT
on that and the very hot week ahead. all coming up. >>> the details about a maryland state trooper who is on the other side of the law charged with possessing child pornography. bruce tucker faces several charges including child pornography and possessing child pornography with intent to distribute. more on that at 11:00. baltimore county police ask that anyone who may have had contact with him to call 410-853-3650. >>> a harford county man dead and 15-year-old recovering from a bullet wound after a double shooting in bel air sunday. when police responded to the parking lot in the 100 block of north bond street they discovered the body of 25-year-old derrick maxey jr. 10 minutes later they received a report a young teen came to upper chesapeake medical center with a gunshot wound to the leg and she had confirmed she was shot in the same parking lot. police say a crowd emptied out of a of a rented hall when the shootings occurred. >> it was a private party renting the facility at the american legion. we have not verified yet whether either of the victims were inside. >> even though police say more than
FOX
Jul 20, 2010 6:00am EDT
>>> now on fox 45 morning news. >> we live next door to a maryland state trooper, i guess3 you feel safe. >> a state trooper charggd with possesssng child pornography. what tips off investigaaors and why the trooper turned hiiself in. >> maayland ocial sscurity numbers exposeedon the internet. why safeguards didn't stop the security breach and how to find out if your identity ii safe.ú >>> and place your bets! where thousands f marylanders are expected to lay down their money on table gaaes. >>> good morning, it's tuesday, july 20th. you see the flag there blowing in an ever so slight breeze. all i felt was heat this morniig not so much breeze but we will see if that will be the case throughout the day. gooddmorning, i'm patrice harris. meteorologist steve fe fertig to ú%e us know if we can expect a >> we will get a 5-10-mile-an-hour uuts. >> that is nothing. >> not enough to cool you off. %-last hour in ballimore.y. dropped a degree or two. they will bounce back and start to limb toward the 90-ddgree high that we expecctto get to. to the west garrett county a little bit of ac
NBC
Jul 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
has maryland's ties. >> one of the four men being sent back to the u.s. from russia owns a house in baltimore county. david collins is live with more in cockeysville with this late breaking development. >> his house is secluded behind a patch of woods. you really need to know where to look in order to find it. this is the home he reportedly bought in 2001. he is a former colonel in russia's foreign intelligence agency. he retired in 1997 and moved to the u.s. russian authorities suspected he shared classified information with u.s. intelligence services. he was arrested on his return to russia in 2001. according to a neighbor, his late wife's parents live there and he also had relatives in russia. russian media linked him to exposing former fbi agent robert hansen and another man as spies. both were convicted of spying for russia. >> the wife lived here when we moved in, and she was a wonderful neighbor. >> his family declined to answer the door. they called baltimore county police to ask us to leave. we'll have more on the story coming up tonight at 11. >> now we have an update o
CBS
Jul 21, 2010 6:00pm EDT
to politicians in the state of maryland to come here? >> this is a huge deal. it, frankly, should be a holiday. because everybody is down here. >> crabs or clams? what are you looking for? >> i'm looking for crabs. >> reporter: governor o'malley, in a tight race for re- election, finds himself in a mob of supportirs. >> cominger-- supporters. >> coming here is one of the rites of summer. it's great to be able to be here with the lieutenant governor and so many friends. and we're excited about this campaign. >> reporter: one of the most interesting things about this event is how the crowds break into groups of caucuses. you have the o'malley group there. and back here, the front runner in the republican governor's race, bob ehrlich. >> most people have no question that you're going to win the eastern shore. but the question on whether or not you can actually get these people motivated to turn out to vote. what do you have to do? >> our folks are really motivated. they've dealt with four years of martin o'malley. martin o'malley is not what they want, on the shores, particularly. >> reporter: go
FOX
Jul 12, 2010 10:00pm EDT
to breaking news stories right now. first in bethesda, maryland a 7- year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after falling out of a window. it happened on wilmet road. rescuers tell us the boy fell from an unsecured second story window. he landed on the roof of a shed about eight feet down and rolled off and fell another 7 feet to the ground. he is expected to be okay. fire and rescue crews want to remind everyone out there do make sure all of your windows are secure. >>> in fairfax police and homicide detectives are investigating reports after human skull found in a ditch. police say they received a call about a person finding the skull at route 1 and furnace road in lorton. we have a crew heading to the scene. we'll bring you more details when we get them. >>> a developing story in prince george's county tonight. an armed suspect on the run ended up barricading himself inside an empty school bus holding police at bay for hours. tonight the or deal is finally over -- ordeal is finally over. wisdom martin is back with the new details. >> reporter: this started out as an attempted bank robber
NBC
Jul 20, 2010 6:00am EDT
. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a maryland state trooper finds himself on the wrong side of the lot and facing child pornography charges. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more. >> bruce tucker spent the last eight years on protection detail in the governor's office. he protected bob ehrlich and martin o'malley. we have interviewed mr. tucker on several occasions on stories for traffic safety. he is accused of possession and intent to distribute child pornography. court records show a search of his home revealed over 3000 images involving children involved in sexual activity. many images show the children tied up or partially nude. >> there is no indication that he was involved in the taking of pictures or that he was depicted in any of the images with these children. >> tucker is suspended without pay. he is out on $50,000 bond. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> two morgan state university students are among four students charged with sexually assaulting a woman. renard james, dante green, dale lawton, and howard cook smith are all charged with attacking a woman at the mou
NBC
Jul 19, 2010 6:00pm EDT
he is charged with child pornography. curiosity is what a maryland state trooper claims led to his online activity. 47-year-old bruce allen tucker is charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. >> he had to know it was illegal. >> baltimore county police began their investigation months ago. in june, they went to his house. the front door to the trooper's, still bears the marks where county police force it open. with the search warrant, they found more than 3000 images on his laptop. the pictures show children ages 2-14 performing various sex acts, tied up, or partially nude. in many of the photos, adults are involved in sexual activity with girls and boys. >> there is no indication at this time that he was involved in the taking of pictures or that he was depicted in in any of the images with these children. >> no one responded when we tried to contact tucker at his home. he was listed friday. according to court documents, he told investigators that in 2005 his wife cheating on him and left him. he became very depressed, felt worthless, and became angry. he bega
CBS
Jul 22, 2010 5:00pm EDT
half. those happen to vehicles running with lights lights and sirens. in maryland that same year, 2544 were involved in accidents. people died in those. >> in the line of duty, sometimes we may not be able to control these things. councilwoman belinda carmichael concerned. >> it's a tough job. and we know that they rush to get to the scene and go to places where most of us would not want to go. i believe that they are careful. but there is a concern about the number of accidents and what it is costing the city. >> reporter: but police say their officers receive special training to drive cautiously. and point to the numbers as proof of their safety. >> we respond to 1.2 million calls a year. and we have a very, very low number of accidents. >> reporter: police say this in latest accident, the officer involved, and the driver of the other car are both in good condition. we're live at police headquarters, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> there have been no fatalities in police-involved crashes in the city this year. >>> a mentally-ill man, beat to death at a catonsville bar. tonigh
NBC
Jul 6, 2010 6:00pm EDT
said everything she did was planned, from brean you're gone to maryland, to carrying ammunition, -- from bringing her gone to maryland, to carry ammunition and then storing the rental car down the road from the house. the defense argued that his client should not be held responsible. he said she was delusional at the time of the shooting and had been isolated from her family in june of 2007 when after a mental evaluation she was no longer welcome in the home. >> things began to get darker and deeper for mary and just like an earthquake that we cannot predict, we cannot predict what happened to her on the morning of june 19. >> prosecutors say four years, mary denied her mental illness, but is now embracing it. they urged the jury to find her guilty of murder and frieder criminally responsible. the defense told the jury that the difference is between whether mary goes to jail or goes to jail and get treatment. >> i think their fear is that if they find someone not guilty because they're not criminally responsible that they're going to think perhaps she will go home. and that is n
NBC
Jul 8, 2010 6:00pm EDT
their focus on aggressive driving and how it endangers the lives of pedestrians in maryland cities. we're live in the newsroom with details. >> is part of a law enforcement of safety campaign in an effort to battle what police say is the number one danger facing motorists and pedestrians. speeding. the intersection is one of the corners where far too many pedestrians are injured by aggressive drivers. >> many of the fatalities don't occur on the major highways or interstates, but right here in baltimore. >> they showed up to highlight the dangers of aggressive driving. >> at the as a demonstration car traveling at 25, 35, and 40 miles an hour to show what it takes to break the vehicle. in this case, a 10-year-old wire frame dummy. >> maintaining speed, credit- card, he comes to the stop line. -- braking hard, he comes to the stop line. >> the cars don't a slowdown, -- don't slow down. >> we have tried to help them out by putting up pedestrianized to tell them when to walk and when not to walk. this likely ask motorists to obey the laws, we ask pedestrians and bicyclists. >> when you get ready
NBC
Jul 20, 2010 6:00pm EDT
the final decision? according to the maryland high court, the voters do. they are being asked to repeal the zoning amendment that prevents slots from being in a mall. >> the specific language that all applicable zoning laws would be applied to any facility mean what they say. >> attorneys for a citizens group opposed the slots at the mall. they say this is a critical check and balance. citizens have the right to challenge decisions by their local government and reverse them through a referendum. >> i know what is right, and a casino does not belong in a family-friendly small. the people -- family-friendly mall. the people have a right to appeal, and that is what we did. >> they successfully made the case in circuit court that is adding measure is tied to an appropriations package that was connected to a bill legalizing slots. earlier in the day, this man detailed what this means. >> $500 million per year to start. >> court testimony indicates that 55% of the voters cast a ballot in favor of slots in 1997. >> a lot of people could not care less if there were slots, but they assume that i
ABC
Jul 21, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. the forecast is minutes away. >>> breaking news out of oxon hill, maryland. the inner loop of the beltway is closed because of a deadly accident these are live pictures of the back up near st. barnabas road. at this point, no word on when the inner loop will open, but we will keep you posted. >>> coming up, a local doctor is missing. it might have something to do with what a patient said he did behind closed doors. >> a woman is suing a major airline, trying to force them to return $20. >> new fears the cap over the gulf oil well may not hold. >> next, extra friends. gulf oil well may not hold. >> next, extra friends. >>> if you are on facebook, you are not alone. >> as of today, you may have 500 million new friends. half a billion? >> it is half the people. -- is lot of people. one in 14 is using facebook right now. how much time we're spending on it is daunting. >> probably half an hour. >> some people wake up to it, and it is the last thing they do before going to bed. as of today, more than five under million people are around the world are using facebook to keep in touch with friends
CBS
Jul 20, 2010 6:00pm EDT
and alex has more. >> when the judges on maryland's highest court entered, more than an observer and his plans to build the largest slot casino was being challenged to put it to a vote interest aa county citizens. >> casino does not belong next to a neighborhood. >> we feel the right and the court of appeal will do the right thing. >> and if it is defeated at the polls, there is the promise of serial referendum. >> countered by arguments of the supporters. >> there has to be access to government. >> i can't read the judge's mind. i'm hopeful because i know what's right, and what's right is that a casino doesn't belong in a parking lot of the mall. >> that leaves the slots at 11 mills up to county voters to decide, and could still win, and if not the jockey club is hoping to get slots at laurel park, but they are offering what he says is a sure thing. >> the state of maryland is losing revenue every day, and when it's going out of state it's a lot of money. we could more or less take care of a great deal of the deficit with this one casino. but we're trying our best. >> with today's rulin
CBS
Jul 5, 2010 4:00pm EDT
>>> hot as an oven. maryland is baking in a heat wave. how bad will it get and how long will it last. >> i'm kai jackson and mary is off. it's a summer scorcher, it's not just uncomfortable, the temperatures are dangerous. and in centennial park, people made sure they had drinks in hand. outside, it's a hot day with clouds in addition to the heat, the air is dangerous because of smog. we're live with the first warning weather coverage and bernadette woods bern and bob turk are updating the souring numbers. >> by the way, five months ago today was the first of the big blizzards, by the way. we'll look at the temperatures. the last report at 99 degrees at dwi -- bwi and the dew point is 62 and 81 at ocean city and 87 and the heat index is still around 101 degrees. 92 at ocean city and 95 at oakland. it's about miserable everywhere accept on the water. and bernadette woods is joining us from, i guess a rather warm out back with a look at the heat. >>> well, it definitely is hot outside. as anyone knows. i want to show you tomorrow, temperatures a degree or two highier and
ABC
Jul 6, 2010 6:00pm EDT
the rest of the week. better you than me. >> i think we're at the crest of the heat wave in maryland. i can't find hotter temperatures anywhere else. looking around the region, i had to break out the laser handy dandy laser heat gun thermometer. i am pointing at different spots, the trees and bushes. 102, 103. and just get a little different angle here. 99, back above 100. you get the idea. we're still in triple-digit heat out here. let's show you some of the numbers from across the region now. these were the highs earlier today. look at that. frederick 106 degrees. that is not the heat index, that's the actual air temperature. high today 105 at bwi marshall. take you into a look at what it looks like around the area right now. 101 still at bwi marshall. that is from two minutes ago. ocean city finally getting broadway 90 but you -- below 90 but you get the idea. here's warnings for all of maryland just about. heat advisory up through 11:00 p.m. tomorrow night. it will stay up tonight because it will be tough to get below 80. we're keeping ourselves in the 90s here through the next several
ABC
Jul 20, 2010 6:00pm EDT
's take you into maryland's most powerful radar and show you what we're seeing right now. and as we look at this, you can see this one cell over the chesapeake now. that was our tornado warn cell earlier. that's just about completely out of anne arundel county, and you have to watch out over toward rock hall and queen anne's county as they watch the storm move in. another storm out toward i-270. that's going to be a headache for commuters in that direction. in live mode, we're seeing clearing there now in northern anne arundel, but this is the storm we're watching right now to the west. kelly, we're keeping a close eye on this right now. the storms we do have are not as strong as the one an hour ago, and that's a good thing. much more coming up here for the outlook for the rest of the week. >>> tonight, the divers confirmed that they have recovered the body of 20-year-old justin oliver. maryland state police say oliver and a friend were swimming from a cove to a beach area when oliver said he was having trouble staying afloat. police say it is illegal to swim in all three city reservoirs
CBS
Jul 22, 2010 6:00pm EDT
in maryland. the discovery was made in the linthicum area of anne arundel county. weijia jiang has more. >> reporter: their small size makes them hard to notice. but their bite is impossible to ignore. mosquitoes. and for the first time this summer, researchers found a large pool of them are infected in anne arundel county. >> we've collected several mosquitoes that have shown to be positive for west nile virus. >> reporter: the dnr chief of mosquito control says that means there is a good chance it will soon spread to animals and people statewide, a fifth of whom will develop west nile fever n. 2001, 170 cases in humans have been confirmed, 20 of them fatalities. >> it's a disease that can kill you. and i worry about that for my family. >> reporter: part of protecting is identifying how widespread the virus is. >> reporter: here's how it works. shops like this are set up all across the state. carbon dioxide in this cooler, along with this light attracts the mosquitoes, which all ends up like this. >> reporter: technicians then test for affected locations four times a week. >> i'm just
CBS
Jul 8, 2010 4:00pm EDT
's what people are talking about. >> the heat wave in maryland continues. and coupled with that humidity, it is downright hot out there today. wjz found many people drinking water to stay hydrated, even some people used an umbrella to stave off the beating sun. there we are. a live look outside right now, a heat advisory remains in effect. wjz has first warning weather coverage. mike hellgren has more on how the heat is affecting us. let's start with bob turk in the first warning weather center with the latest numbers. >> let's take a look. for the first time in sometime, we have a few showers and thundershowers that have popped up in a few lucky places. there you see them moving from northeast to southwest. the one, the closest i can find, between gettysburg and northwest of thurmont. another little batch south of d.c. not going to affect the maryland area. one other cell, pretty good cell near lancaster. may move into you folks in the area. hopefully we'll get some of this activity in the maryland area to give us a bit of relief. we still have an advisory in effect for this area in bal
NBC
Jul 22, 2010 6:00am EDT
take away a car by tow truck that did have a maryland tags. no idea who it was registered to. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the baltimore city council is taking a closer look at how city officers handle their firearms. fred bealefeld spent the evening entry questions about the department policy. many of the questions focus on the general discipline of officers involved in off-duty incidents. there was a discussion about the policy requiring officers to carry their weapons while off duty. council members want to know if officers are allowed to carry those weapons even while they are drinking. the current policy does not mention alcohol specifically. >> it does not mean we are actively reviewing the policy set forth by other police departments, especially as they concern the consumption of alcohol and the use of medication. >> the policy is not clear. the council has been asked to discuss the policy in more depth. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you feel the baltimore city police department should revise their policy requiring officers to carry their
CBS
Jul 19, 2010 4:00pm EDT
. >>> and a maryland state trooper is arrested on child pornography charges. the trooper had more than 3000 images in his possession. investigators are concerned he may have exploited victims on the internet and texts. anyone with information, call the unit. tucker is out on $50,000 bail. >>> a man hunt is underway in harford county for the person who shot two people over the weekend and killing one of them. and sick is in the news room -- and vick is in the news room with more. >> reporter: this student was in the parking lot of bel air when she was shot. a short distance away, the police found a 25-year-old man's body. she may have been struck by a stray bullet. she snuck out of the house to go to a party. >>> and bel air has had only two murders in the last 27 years. >>> right now, the search is on for a man who vanished after swimming in a local reservoir. weijia jiang has more. >> reporter: crews have been out here since 9:00 this morning and the search is tricky because of the conditions of the water. early monday morn, multiple teams continued the efforts to locate the body of the young man
CBS
Jul 19, 2010 5:00pm EDT
reporting live. >>> a maryland state trooper charged with having more than 3,000 pictures of young children. some performing sexual acts. wjz is live at headquarters.. kelly mcpherson has the story. >> reporter: officers raided this troopers home. baltimore county police looked for the owner of an e-mail address sending lewd photographs of children doing sexual acts. they were led back to bruce alan tucker. >> we basically told our invest investigators that he was curious about these images and he had just started casually looking at these things over the internet, his interests group. he exchanged some photos with some people over the internet and it just increased as he wept on doing it. >> reporter: tucker told investigators he started this interest in pornography in 2009. he was on executive detail for nine years, he has been suspended without pay. kelly mcpherson, wjz news. >> investigators are concerned that tucker may have contacted victims by phone and text message. if you have any call police. >>> drivers now using canines in the search efforts that could last several hours. wjz i
CBS
Jul 23, 2010 6:00pm EDT
will continue to climb. >>> another round of scorching high temperatures has maryland baking. >> very hot. very -- it can make you tired. you don't want to go outside. >> i just feel like, i could just collapse, it's so hot out here. >> reporter: uncomfortable and deadly for three more marylanders who recently died from heat-related illnesses. a total of 16 so far this year. most of the victims had underlying medical conditions. but health authorities say no one is immune. >> pay attention to it. the types of conditions to look out for are extreme sweating, nausea. headache. cramping. these are the things that if you're feeling those, respond to them right away. >> not only is it potentially dangerous. the heat is also expensive to deal with. bge says even if you never touch your thermostat in the next few days, your next bill will likely be higher. >> if it's 95 degrees outside, your air conditioning unit is going to work harder to maintain that 78 or 80-degree temperature than it would if it were only 85 degrees outside. >>> with so much usage, power outages are widespread. air conditioning i
NBC
Jul 21, 2010 4:30am EDT
of maryland and into the mountains. highs into the low 90s. lower humidity for the day tomorrow and more humid again friday and saturday. the hot weather continues into the first part of the weekend. jerry, how's the traffic? >> we're doing pretty well, the drive along 290 northbound, all travel lanes are open, no hangup theres. just watch for the construction barrels. over to ox enhill, maryland and look on the beltway, inner loop is okay, outer loop from 210 to saint barnabus road, heads-up. they should be picking that up about any time. >>> police are trying to figure out who killed a well known art terrori ist from montgomery county and dumped her body. she was restoring paintings for heads of state and famous hollywood celebrities. on monday her family reported her missing after she didn't return to her rockville home. later police found her body wrapped in a blanket in the alley. police did find tire tracks near the scene. a male suspect is being questioned by police. he has not been charged. >> at this point detectives believe they have the suspect in custody responsible for this death.
ABC
Jul 22, 2010 6:00pm EDT
are in the 90s. dc up to 94 right now and heat advisory at noon we're talking about all of maryland and baltimore dc areas up through the philadelphia area. we're looking for that tomorrow. 92 by lunch time. 96 by tomorrow afternoon. it will be hot out there. and we'll talk about how hot it gets this weekend and when we get relief that's ahead. >> thank you. >>> and tonight a fine has been landed down to the nursing and rehab center. maryland regulators say the assisted living facility has to pay 52,000 after a the air conditioning broke over the 4th of july. temperatures inside the building soared above 90 it could lose the license. >>> and health officials say mosquitoes have tested positive for the virus. they were collected and take a look at the screen and see where the mosquitoe control sprayed the area yesterday a a process that will continue throughout the next week. and health officials urge people to protect themselves from the bites. they suggest avoiding activities that dawn and dusk. wear repellent and pants and get rid of standing water from flower pots, tarps and cans
ABC
Jul 8, 2010 5:30am EDT
of the 2008 maryland medivac crash in which air traffic controllers provided outdated weather information. the attorney for jordan wells says faa officials sent a letter last month and asked that wells had asked them to pay for. national transportation safety board members concluded last year that the crash that killed four people was caused by a combination of factors, including the outdated weather information. >> it felt like something hit that wall. this wall started to vibrate. everything here went boom. >> a 5.4 magnitude earthquake hits california yesterday, there have been dozens of aftershocks. employees at one tv station running for cover as their building shook. live newsstands wobbled back and forth. no reports of anybody being injured or major damage in socal. >>> we had an earthquake rocking alaska. a magnitude 5 quake was centered 50 miles northwest of anchorage. no reports of damage there. >>> the death of cockeysville native yeardley love has officially been ruled a murder. the state medical examiners office says love was killed by blunt force injury to her head. the 22-y
CBS
Jul 23, 2010 4:00pm EDT
and hot with an oven-like breeze. wjz has complete coverage. weijia jiang has more with more maryland heat-related deaths. but first, bob turk. >> we've had so many days like this in summer. it's beginning to sound like a broken record. 97, bwi marshall. that so far is the highest i've seen today. 86 in oakland. dew point, 69. remember, yesterday at this hour, it was only 61. and that combination gives you a heat index of 103 here in hagerstown. 100 in ocean city. high, high temperatures and heat index. we have advisories almost everywhere. excessive heat watch and excessive heat warnings. into the evening hours. for a large, large area of maryland and southern p.a. and southern virginia as well. >>> our first warning weather coverage continues, with weijia jiang, she's live in windsor mill with more on the tollthe weather is taking on maryland. >>> it is nothing short of miserable out here. and officials warn because it only going to get worse, it is only going to get more risky to spend more time outside. >> marylanders struggle to keep cool. >> i felt like i could just collapse out here
CBS
Jul 6, 2010 4:00pm EDT
are dealing with record-breaking heat. and it is blanketing maryland. emergency personnel and power companies are ready to respond to any problems on charles street in towson, you can see the heat shimmering in the air, above these construction workers. and outside right now, it is downright stifling, to use a term from denise koch. it is like the breath of the devil. [ laughter ] i love that line. what more can you say to that? wjz is live with first warning weather. mike hellgren with more on how everyone is trying to stay cool. but first, bob turk with new record -- a new record high set just today. bob? >> justice came -- just came in about two seconds ago. our computer hadn't even had a chance to update it. just one second ago, bwi marshall, just got to 105. 105 degrees at the airport. many places at least 100. ocean city, only 88. oakland, a cool 84. and the heat index. however, the dew point, we did drop today. the heat index, this is as of a few minutes ago, was 104. essentially. there's really no heat index with the humidity as low as it is. but easton is up to 106. ocean city feels
CBS
Jul 6, 2010 6:00pm EDT
is a racketeering enterprise, operating here in maryland throughout the state. >>> new charges, filed against more than a dozen members of the bgf gang. >>> i'm jessica kartalija in baltimore city. that story next on wjz. >>> optimism for the bay's oysters. new findings about the bay's health. >>> and record-setting heat. 105 degrees today. wham about tomorrow? don't miss the updated first warning forecast. ,,,,,,,,,, if i were a customer, i'd like nonstop travel because it's quicker. because it's convenient. it's just the best way to go. keeps the cost down. [ male announcer ] fly southwest airlines nonstop out of bwi airport. it means more time doing the things i want to do. it's easy. it's hassle-free. there's no headaches. [ male announcer ] fly southwest airlines nonstop to milwaukee for just $69 one-way. i like nonstop travel because... you don't got any more stuff. [ laughter ] [ ding ] >>> just hours ago. federal racketeering charges. a gang known for committing crimes throughout maryland. jessica kartalija reports, a corrections officer is also charged with helping the gang sneak contraba
NBC
Jul 10, 2010 9:00am EDT
have gotten more than other areas. i'll start with the satellite imagery. most of maryland is under cuts. west of hagerstown, the clouds have thinned out. the front is moving eastward. add the rain. most of the yellow areas, south of d.c., into charles county, are on the eastern shore. that is where the rain seems to be. it tapers off in carroll county. the heaviest rains will in southern counties. the flood warning that is in effect for two more minutes will expire. the happiest of those rains have moved across the bay and southward. you can see the red arrows along the eastern shore. thunder and lightning with that as well as the rain. let's look at current conditions. with rain showers in the area, we show a reading of 75 degrees at the airport. temperatures have dropped off of the topic. it is really a muggy out there. the winds have gone calm. the flood threat, the warning for hertford county is ending now, then cut 3:00 pm. it expires -- 9:00 a.m.. it expires. here are the temperatures. annapolis, 75. a.d. at ocean city. far western 60's in maryland. notice how the clouds bega
CBS
Jul 19, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, derrick maxey does have a criminal record in baltimore county. >>> the maryland teenager injured in a terrorist attack in africa is recovering after a surgery tonight. mary bubala has the latest on the teenager. >> reporter: she had just had her fifth surgery. she was on a mission with her church to help people in that nation. once her condition is stable enough she will be moved back to maryland. it's unclear when that could be and emily could undergo further surgeries in africa. >> her parents are with emily and family says that she is in very good spirits. >>> polls showing the race for maryland governor a toss up. the vice president is holding a fundraiser for governor o' malley right now. people paid hundreds just to get in the door. mike hellgren has the latest and what this means for the campaign. >> reporter: president obama still very popular here in baltimore. the vice president showed up within the past half hour and he should raise a pretty penny for democrats. $250 is what it costs to get in the door. $1,000 for vip access. the vice president's motorcade rolled into
NBC
Jul 20, 2010 4:30am EDT
. around the eastern shore it's in the mid-70s mountains of of western maryland, mid-60s this morning. over the past 12 hours, we had the showers passing mainly to the south of washington and those are pulling away. there are still a few lingering showers in northeastern maryland moving to the east. we have another disturbance approaching us later today that may bring us late afternoon and early evening thunderstorms. before that it should be partly cloudy with highs reaching the mid-90s today. remaining steamy tonight and tomorrow. during the day on wednesday, morning lows mid-70s afternoons again into the mid to low 90s. then lower humidity ought move am briefly. highs in the mid-90s both days. >> it's looking pretty good as we get going here. along the 95 corridor, right now fredericksburg all the way up to the beltway and 395, should find all lanes open. let's head to the american legion bridge. authorities are dealing with an accident on the outer loop. single car accident. somebody smacked into the jersey wall. fire and rescue crews are on the scene. volume is so light it's not creati
CBS
Jul 22, 2010 4:00pm EDT
triggered triggered this chain reaction crash. >>> judgment day for the maryland judge who deflated the woman's tire. his punishment for fighting for a parking space. >>> how much hotter will it get? get the updated first warning forecast. >>> wjz is always o. for the top stories, check wjz.com. [ male announcer ] achin' for steak & bacon? try the subway steak & bacon melt. and build your better breakfast with the new steak and bacon muffin melt with, oh yeah, bacon. crank up the flavor at subway. ♪ [ female announcer ] you choose the cutest outfits. which free detergent are you washing them in? switch to tide free & gentle. no other free detergent is milder on skin. and unlike the leading free detergent, tide free & gentle removes more residue from dirt, food, and stains. so you can be confident about every outfit you put her in, even the ones she chooses. tide free & gentle. style is an option. clean is not. also look for downy and bounce free. >>> tim, they're talking about it. could feel like 110 degrees alt some point. >> hot enough to fry an egg on the ground. >> steam a cra
CBS
Jul 5, 2010 6:00pm EDT
has been a very popular place. it's just closing for the day. there's been six deaths in maryland so far this year. much of maryland is under a code red alert. it's not stopping some from enjoying their day off outside. >> i'm the guy that says ice cold, ice cold, and i keep nice ice cold drinks for them. >> reporter: the numbers are matching deaths all of last year and the summer has just begun. >> this weather is not to be messed around with, everyone , even if you're young and healthy. >> reporter: is it hot out? >> yes. >> reporter: the wind feels like a heat wave in your face. >> general over all fatigue, some people get nauseated, some people get dizzy. >> reporter: it's important to drink about a quart of water every half hour if you are out exercising. >> i think the heat is great, i love it. >> reporter: perhaps the best work out today is in the pool. >> sticky, muggy, you don't want to come outside in weather like this. but if you can and cool off some where, why not do it at a pool. >> reporter: and a lot of people did that today, one of the biggest dangers is heat stroke
CBS
Jul 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
: the sun beat down hard on maryland, during the worst of this heat wave so far. and the pollutants and the hazy air made it unhealthy. several hundred bge customers were without power statewide. one outage temporarily closed the hamilton branch of the enoch pratt free library. but with the flip of that switch, power was back on where bge crews spent the morning working. >> thank you so much. >> in timonium, the baker family's air conditioning went out. but they were able to get it back on. >> it was a little uncomfortable. more for my husband than for me. i'm kind of used to the heat. >> we have been very busy. in the last several weeks, we have been working a lot of overtime. >> reporter: from the harbor to harford county. to north avenue in the city, the heat wave is on, along with the danger. six people have already died this year of heat-related causes. >> it is a slippery slope there from being dehydrated to having heat exhaustion to having heat stroke. and it's important to be ahead of that curve. >> reporter: amtrak has rescue loc motives every 30 to 50 miles along the north
CBS
Jul 7, 2010 4:00pm EDT
>>> battling the heat. >> maryland suffers through another 100-degree day. is there relief in sight? >> i'm kai jackson. and i'm mary but bal a. here's what people are talk -- bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> this record-breaking heat has people doing anything to keep cool. baltimore has opened up cooling centers. downtown, joggers braved the outdoors at fells point this morning, while others cooled down with a frozen treat. outside now, temperatures are in the triple digits. that's a new record for today. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk and meteorologist bernadette woods have the update. >> the record previous to this afternoon was 99. we blew that out just after lunchtime. take a look at the warnings around the region. still for tonight. until late tonight, we still have the excessive heat warnings. and red flag warnings also for fire danger and heat advisory for most all areas, until late tonight. warm temperatures, 101. just coming in at 1 vanish 1 -- 101. 101 in elkton. 101 in washington. make it a little higher. 86 in ocean city. and a
CBS
Jul 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
including james mchenry rec center. maryland on day 3 of this heat wave. still hot and steamy as we move into the evening. sun going down isn't degree to -- going to provide that much relief. bob turk and meteorologist bernadette woods who you see there are updating our numbers. >>> let's take a look at our watches and advisories still in effect because of the heat. and temperatures in the urban areas. take a look at the graphic. also, many areas, because it's been so dry, there's a red flag warning for fire danger. particularly, be careful if you're doing any cookouts or whatnot. we have excessive heat warning in the philadelphia area. and heat watches in effect and heat advisories. what is the current temperature? it just came in actually, about a second ago, at 100 degrees. actually dropped 1 degree. and the dew point just dropped one degree to 64. which makes the current heat index, just dropped from 105 to 103. so it's still pretty horrible out there. and still a minute to go is dropped about 105 in easton. extreme temperatures in the region. there is some relief coming. we'll
CBS
Jul 7, 2010 6:00pm EDT
weeks. it illustrates the dangers for the most vulnerable across maryland. >> i wanted to make sure you were okay. >> reporter: baltimore's health department set up this call center to check on thousands of the elderly. >> just check to make sure they have air conditioning or fans. adequate water. >> reporter: back at raven wood, the dozens who live here will enjoy their first cool night in days. they're being taken to facilities with working ac. >> reporter: and we understand, they've got to get a permit to get a crane so that they can get some of the new ac equipment on the roof of this building. reporting live in west baltimore, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, mike. thank you. >>> well, also tonight. two more heat-related deaths to tell you about about bring the totals to 8. one was an adult from anne arundel county, who actually died back in may. but the death was not confirmed as weather-related until now. the second was this week. temperatures over 90 degrees. >>> wjz 13 is always on. for instant updates on the forecast. and locations of all of those cooling cent
CBS
Jul 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
: as the temperatures blazed again across maryland, another nursing home, liberty heights, health and rehab center in baltimore, had to be evacuated because of air conditioning problems, after the state health department made a surprise visit. >> we ultimately call the all of the assisted livings, to see if anyone else was in trouble. we were particularly concern about liberty highlights because we were notified that they had, in fact, had elevated temperatures. >> we were investigating the possible need for assistance for patients through the heat conditions. >> reporter: health officials were on heightened alert. >> difficulty breathing. >> reporter: after a patient's 911 call revealed air conditioning problems at another facility yesterday. raven wood in west baltimore. 150 people were moved elsewhere, including eric frost, who is settling in at genesis in homewood today. >> it was hot. it was hot. >> it is important to act quickly. these are the state's most vulnerable citizens. they have the greatest healthcare needs. >> none of the patients at either facility were injured. but maryland did
ABC
Jul 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
the overhead sign that says delays. let's go to newschopper 7. look at what's happening on 95 in maryland, not much between the icc work in laurel down to the beltway. nothing at college park and greenbelt. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> more water problems in potomac, maryland. a massive water main breaks and a geyser of water if shooting into the sky on wednesday afternoon. crews have stopped the leak, but the repair work on south glenn road will last all morning. -- south glen. >> water shooting 100 feet. >> the intersection of south glen and deep glen in potomac resembled a well-known tourist attraction. >> if it reminded me of niagara falls. >> the pipes serving the city of rockville ruptured under the asphalt, sending a toweling pool of water into the sky. >> it is a lot of water. a shower or in the neighborhood with millions of gallons, raining debris down onto roads and yards that resembled rivers. >> i hope it does not lead us out. >> a driver on his cell phone drove by the geyser and made it through despite being blinded for a few seconds by the water. >> it is a big failure
ABC
Jul 23, 2010 5:30pm EDT
advisory up for the rest of the evening and through the day tomorrow and just about all of maryland and just about all of pennsylvania. very hot and sunshine caming down with almost no cloud cover to cool us down at all so very, very hot evening shaping up as well. and in the 90s, skies staying clear. do what you can to stay cool out there. we'll talk about how hot we expect to get tomorrow. >> thanks, wyatt. >>> to check the weather go to abc2news.com and click on the weather tap at the top of our home page. guide includes the latest forecast and some really important tips on how you can keep cool and healthy as the temperatures rise. >>> the police are investigating even more vandalism through campaign signs in baltimore county. first there was mailings and then stolen and ripped up signs and now one candidate found a sign with razor blades stuck in every side. brian kuebler joins us now with this odd story. >> reporter: kel, police say they have seen campaign sign vandalism over the years but this is a first. the sign was located on rossville road near race in essex. kevin cabine
FOX
Jul 6, 2010 6:00am EDT
to the extreme heat out there. and maryland isn't the only state feeling the burn offan exxended heatwave. -tmppratures could reach as high as 102 degrees across the mid-atlantic today. the recent holiday weekend wass3 not much cooler. the thermostat has already been in the mid-90s for several days now anddwaahington dc many visitors to the national mall indulged in good retaii therapy to cool down. >> staying in the stores keeping cool. >>>is ttat helping. come out the tores veryyslowly into the heaa. unfortunately the lieutenant governor of massachusetts did not have that opttonful while after take paat in five events -his week hh did start to feel ssck and had to be hospitalized. >>> a womaa was discovered in a parking lot. >>> hundreds of amtrak passengerr are left sweating it down in 90-degree heat. the rain came to a complete stop yesterday nortt of new york city. firecrews responded qqickly bringing water and medical aid to all of those passengers. it took 2 1/2 hours to get the fire officials say ooerhead despite thh heat, thhogh, all ú%0 passengers had to remain on board beeau
CBS
Jul 21, 2010 4:00pm EDT
. not in maryland at this point. we do still have the chance for storms to develop in the next few hours. but hopefully to nothing of yesterday's point. if we could just show the graphic. the heat is still a major factor here. we're at 92 degrees. when you factor in the high humidity, it feels like 108. we will have that forecast for you coming up. >>> baltimore county police arrest a pasadena man for leaving a 5-year-old boy in a locked car. suzanne collins is in the newsroom with more on the suspect and the child's condition. suzanne? >>> mary, 25-year-old hector bedoya hernandez is charged with second-degree child abuse. police were called in sunday morning. a shopper called 911 when she noticed the child inside the locked chevy tahoe. the weather was above 97 degrees. the fire department broke the window and pulled the child out. the child was treated at st. agnes and released to his mother. >> all right, suzanne. thank you. the suspect is out on $25,000 bail. >>> a 5-year-old city boy is recovering today after running into traffic and being hit by a police car. the mark patrol car s
NBC
Jul 6, 2010 5:30am EDT
back. the morning, everyone. a lot of haze in the year. it is already 83 downtown at the maryland science center. the humidity will be hired today. we will hit 100 but it will feel like one under six this afternoon, so be prepared for that. -- it will --106 this afternoon. -- it will feel like 106 this afternoon. >> for many people, the fear of needles is bad enough. nobody likes to get stock multiple times. >> it could be frustrating. we have a report on a vein viewer. >> has happened to you? there is no need if a nurse is using this new technology. >> you could not get anything easier. >> he uses a light to project images of veins on the skean. >> they are amazed at what this shows. >> the light is absorbed and results in a green square that clearly displays the veins on the surface. caregivers did not have to guess. >> this has been all over the hospital. nits f the impatient usa have used it. >> it can scan the entire armed. >> we cannot visualize something on someone's scalp or in their neck. >> having a hard to find vanes can happen for many reasons. but now hidden veins are
NBC
Jul 8, 2010 5:30am EDT
.com and click on i-team. >> governor martin o'malley seems to be concentrating on maryland education. he was in annapolis or plans to continue public school construction. the governor promised to help replace portable classrooms in germantown with a new school and construction is now underway. >> this will be the first new ball of school building in the city of annapolis in almost 40 years. >> go for all malice said he helped secure more than $1 for new school construction. we have posted a list of those running for office on our website, wbaltv.com. >> it could mean time before bars for detroit parents who miss parent-teacher conferences. hopefully it will keep more young people out of trouble. the plant is expected to go before county commissioners next month. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of the detroit proposal that would send parents to jail for missing parent- teacher conferences? you can e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. again, that is watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 5:37, 79 degrees on tv hill. some good news for those trying t
NBC
Jul 22, 2010 5:00am EDT
itself in maryland. that means we might get slightly less humidity. dew points right now are in the upper 60's. with that front, we have to keep a slight chance for a thunderstorm. there was some rain overnight in a few neighborhoods. you should have a dry there's a morning commute. a few high, thin clouds will make for a beautiful sunrise in about 45 minutes. upper 70's in most places. we should sneak into the low 90's this afternoon. we have a slight chance for a thunderstorm. most of you will have a dry day. partly cloudy skies tonight. low temperatures will drop back into the 70's. we do have some good news after the weekend. 96 tomorrow. 98 on saturday. many of you will hit 100 degrees on saturday. the best chance for rain will be on sunday. a cold front will move through and it will drop the humidity. the high temperatures by monday will only be in the upper 80's. you can see "only upper 80's" after you are close to 100 this past week. >> i will stick to redeem the teleprompter. outside with a lit tiki torch. it has been recalled. there is a sharp edge. at least five people have bee
CBS
Jul 9, 2010 5:00pm EDT
heat is responsible for death tonight. maryland officials say there are two more heat-related illnesses in the state. one died this week. the other died in june. both had serious underlying conditions and were found inside their homes without air conditioning. some relief tonight from the heat as there was a slight drop in temperatures. a live look outside now shows clouds moving in, as well as a chance of thunderstorms. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk is tracking live doppler radar. >>> a lot of shower activity going on. take a look at radar. all across the western areas of our region. a lot of showers showers and storms. all moving slowly off to the east. hopefully we'll get some of this activity late tonight. right now, northeast of us, a few light, pop-up showers, and down to the southeast of the baltimore region. a nice little batch of thundershowers. route 50 between salisbury vienna and cambridge. and we're looking forward to this. moving into our region late tonight. we hope to get at least a pretty good dose of rain into tomorrow morning. some areas co
NBC
Jul 5, 2010 5:30am EDT
do to keep cool. kim? >> sarah and stan, there have been six deaths so far this year in maryland from the heat, and that has health officials concerned, and they say everyone needs to take precautions in this type of weather. code red heat will dominate the forecast this week, and state health officials are concerned. with six deaths from the heat already this year. >> if people take good precautions, we can keep the number down. but with the heat going up this week, it is likely that we will see more deaths. >> the most common health concerns in this weather are heat stroke and heat exhaustion. people who have health conditions, like respiratory or heart problems, the elderly and the very young, are the most likely to be affected by this heat. but there are some things you can do to keep and you your family safe. >> plenty of fluids, stay out of the heat in the middle of the day if possible, get into air conditioning if you can. these are the types of things to protect yourself. >> and the secretary says everyone needs to heed the warnings, want just the people in the high-risk group
NBC
Jul 22, 2010 6:00pm EDT
orleans. >>> a 12-year-old who went under at a pool dark home in upper marlboro, maryland, has died tonight, and the man who who have jumped in to rescue the child has also died. it happened about 2:30 this afternoon at the intersection of fair haven avenue and midland turn. darcy spencer has more. >> reporter: authorities stay two victim a 12-year-old boy and his 59-year-old uncle. both were pronounced dead earlier this afternoon. apparently the 12-year-old boy jumped into a neighbor's pool here in the 9,300 block of midland turn. at some point, some friends realized he was at the bottom of the pool in the deep end, about eight feet deep. his uncle, 59 years old, jumped into the pool to attempt a rescue. and became a victim himself. the fire and rescue officials were called in and arrived about. >> about six minutes. both uncle and nephew were removed from the pool. they had no pulse and were not breathing at the time. they were taken to the area hospitals in extremely critical condition, we're told the homeowner was not even aware that the boy had jumped in. >> the 12-year-old was
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